Hackensack Meridian Health

Lead Kitchen/Dietary Services- FT- Day - Hillsborough, NJ Area - Belle Mead

Belle Mead, NJ
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most com

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Lead Kitchen/Dietary Services- FT- Day - Hillsborough, NJ Area

Posted: Tuesday, 8/15/2023
“Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian
Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to
succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are
team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how
we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep
getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of
positive change.”

Come join our Amazing team here at Hackensack Meridian Health! We offer EXCELLENT benefits, Scheduling Flexibility, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and much more!!!

The Lead Kitchen/Dietary Services assists with the supervision of all dietary aides, delegating tasks, training, and coaching. The lead is responsible for opening or closing of the kitchen and the oversight of the tray line service.
  • Hands out daily work assignments and ensures the completion of those tasks of the Dietary Aides.
  • Maintains daily assignment schedule and reassigns staff as necessary based on resources.
  • Maintains proper food handling, safety and sanitation standards while preparing food, serving food and clean-up.
  • Logs temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, food in steam wells during service and dishwashing machines.
  • Reports mechanical or equipment deficiencies to Management; places work orders.
  • Oversees and makes sure that the Trayline starts on time.
  • Checks the patient trays for accuracy to patient diet, menu, and allergy order.
  • May train new hires as needed.
  • Assists with the preparation and delivery of catering functions.
  • Completes weekly Pantry sanitation rounds ensuring cleanliness and proper product rotation.
  • Addresses callouts and staffing shortages.
  • Assists with assigning of cash draw to cashier and counts register with cashier, locking money in the safe after preparing deposits under the direction of the Manager for the multi- person verification process.
  • Assists with meal, catering and supplement tracking.
  • Assists with school food and nutrition regulatory record keeping.
  • Completes opening/closing checklists.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
  • High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Dietary Aide or equivalent industry experience.
  • To work every other weekend.
  • To work four (4) out of six (6) holidays.
  • To work rotating schedules/shifts based on needs.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
  • Associates degree.
  • Food Safety Certification.
Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
  • Serv-Safe Certification.

Hackensack Meridian Health At A Glance

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 16 hospitals, including three academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, two rehabilitation hospitals and 450 physician practices and patient care locations including surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers9 and urgent care facilities. Hackensack Meridian Health has 33,000 team members, more than 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves. The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, four hospitals ranked among the top 10 in New Jersey, including Hackensack University Medical Center, the No. 1 hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center at No. 4 and Ocean and Riverview Medical Centers tied at No. 8., as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.
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